Photos: A stunned Lionel Messi after losing the World Cup final

 Photos: A stunned Lionel Messi after losing the World Cup final

The face says it all: Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts just before the end of extra time in their 2014 World Cup final against Germany at the Maracana stadium. For Messi, the loss of the World Cup final to Germany, left him stunned and a little dazed. We take a look at how Messi reacted post the match.  Reuters.

A dazed Lionel Messi walks away after receiving the Golden Ball trophy following Germany's 1-0 victory over Argentina. Associated Press.

A dazed Lionel Messi walks away after receiving the Golden Ball trophy following Germany's 1-0 victory over Argentina. Associated Press.

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the whistle after extra time in the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.  REUTERS

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the whistle after extra time in the 2014 World Cup final between Germany. Reuters

Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger reacts as he falls on the pitch past Argentina's Javier Mascherano (R) and Lionel Messi (R) during extra time in their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.  REUTERS

Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger reacts as he falls on the pitch past Argentina's Javier Mascherano (R) and Lionel Messi (R) during extra time in their 2014 World Cup final. Reuters

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the whistle after extra time in the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.   REUTERS

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the whistle after extra time in the final against Germany. Reuters

Argentina's Lionel Messi (blue) leaves the pitch as Germany's players celebrate after winning their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS

Argentina's Lionel Messi (blue) leaves the pitch as Germany's players celebrate after winning their 2014 World Cup final. Reuters

Argentina's Lionel Messi is seen on a screen after losing their 2014 World Cup final against Germany at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.  REUTERS

A visibly upset Lionel Messi is seen on a screen after losing their 2014 World Cup final against Germany. Reuters

Germany's coach Joachim Loew hugs Argentina's Lionel Messi after the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.  REUTERS

Germany's coach Joachim Loew hugs Argentina's Lionel Messi after the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina. Reuters

Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Argentina's Lionel Messi shake hands after receiving the Golden Glove and Golden Ball awards respectively, after their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS

Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Argentina's Lionel Messi shake hands after receiving the Golden Glove and Golden Ball awards.  Messi doesn't look too happy despite winning the Golden Ball award. Reuters

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. REUTERS

Still scratching his head, wondering what happened. Lionel Messi isn't a pretty sight after losing the World Cup final. Reuters

Argentina's Lionel Messi (C) walks after losing their 2014 World Cup final against Germany at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.         REUTERS

This picture makes very evident that Messi was a deeply unhappy man after losing the World Cup final. Reuters

Argentina's fans gather around a giant cut-out of Lionel Messi's jersey, after Argentina lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup final soccer match in Brazil, at a public square viewing area in Buenos Aires, July 13, 2014. REUTERS

Argentina's fans gather around a giant cut-out of Lionel Messi's jersey, after Argentina lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup final soccer match in Brazil. Reuters

Argentina soccer fans wearing Lionel Messi jerseys leave for the subway from Maracana stadium after Argentina's defeat to Germany in their World Cup final match in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.   REUTERS

Argentina soccer fans wearing Lionel Messi jerseys leave for the subway from Maracana stadium after Argentina's defeat to Germany in their World Cup final match in Rio de Janeiro. Reuters

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Updated Date: Jul 14, 2014 10:11:53 IST